Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

Index Scheduling

For most indexers, you can use one of two scheduling methods:

Index Cleanup

Each time the partial reindexing job runs, a record is created in the Magento database to indicate the status of the job. These records can be used to troubleshoot jobs that fail. However, completed jobs take up space in the database, and should be removed periodically.

The Index Management page gives you the ability to clean up the index by removing the “success” records that occur during a partial index. The process can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the number of records. We recommend that you clean the index once per day during off-peak hours.

Cleaning the index has a negligible effect on server performance, and no effect on customers in the store.

To schedule index cleanup:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. In the panel on the left, under Advanced, select Index Management.
2. Click to expand Index Clean Schedule. Then, do the following:
a. Set Enable Scheduled Cleanup to “Yes.”
b. Set the Start Time to the hour, minute, and second.
c. Set Frequency to one of the following:
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
3. When complete, click the Save Config button.